So finally after a downward spiral into unworkable one of our laptops has died; will not turn on, coming apart, insides are showing dead. The other is surely not far behind. The battery will not lock into place anymore and drops out at random. It also runs so hot that I am constantly worried that the thing just may combust. I caved a few days ago and bought a small laptop/netbook. It was on sale on newegg and I had homework that I couldn't get done so it was an absolute necessity. I got it today and it is adorable and super light. Still sad about the loss of my old computers, but very much excited to have a new gadget.